Investment Results Information

Asset Allocation Strategy

The asset allocation strategy for the Community Foundation of Central Illinois is as follows:

Fixed Income Investments - 40%
Equity Investments - 60%

The management of the asset allocation is targeted as follows:

Target Allocation

Domestic Large Cap Equities 30.0%
Domestic Small/Mid Cap Equities 15.0%
International Equities 15.0%


Fixed Income 38.0%

Cash & Equivalents




Investment Strategy for Endowed Funds

The investment strategy of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois Endowment is to emphasize total return; that is, the aggregate return from capital appreciation and dividend and interest income.

The primary objective for the investment management for Endowment assets shall be:

Long-Term Growth of Capital – To emphasize long-term growth of principal while avoiding risk. Short-term volatility will be tolerated to the extent that it is consistent with the volatility of a comparable market index.

Investment Results

The chart below illustrates the Community Foundation of Central Illinois’ quarterly investment performance for 2017. 

Time Weighted Returns 1st Qtr YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Portfolio Return (Annualized, Net of Fees) -.78 -.78 8.72 6.51 7.51
Benchmark 60% SP500 / 40% BarCap -.97 -.97 8.81 6.99 8.72
CFCI Policy Benchmark (Annualized) -.99 -.99 8.64 5.96 7.53

The CFCI Policy Benchmark consists of 30% S&P 500, 15% Russell 2000 Small Cap Index, 15% MSCI EAFE Index, and 40% Barclays Aggregate Bond Index, rebalanced and compounded monthly.

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is confirmed in
compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations

Community Foundation National Standards

2018 Annual Meeting